STOP AND THINK – Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person. (George Eliot, pen name for Mary Ann Evans, 19th century English novelist)

Eliot wrote further, “. . . having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words . . . knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” That’s the kind of friend we all want, trustworthy and faithful, keeping confidences and offering a safe haven.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. (Proverbs 17:17)